Black Book Interviews DJ DB
DJ DB, who has been a constant in the NYC club scene for 20 plus years, is being featured in Black Book, where he talks about music, nightlife and graffiti stickers. His book on the subject, titled Stuck-Up Piece Of Crap: Stickers from Punk Rock to Contemporary Art drops September 14th. I am lucky enough to call this man a friend and also have some stuff in book. More after the jump….In his interview, he states: Three years ago I was at home on the couch putting a scrapbook together of the stickers I’d collected over the years from punk rock and skateboarding. The husband of my wife’s best friend, who happens to be a literary agent, said “That collection of stickers would make an interesting book.” So after three years of my family putting up with sticker insanity in my house and over 1000 artist’s contributions, 30 writers, incredible input from a partner, and tons of volunteers, September 14th my very first book will be released by my favorite publisher in the world, Rizzoli. It’s the fucking bible of stickers! It’s called Stuck-Up Piece Of Crap: Stickers from Punk Rock to Contemporary Art. My partner Monica LoCascio and I are now in the process of organizing a worldwide tour of the 6000 stickers, other objects & ephemera. It’s 40 years of pop culture that starts with Andy Warhol’s banana for the Velvet Underground & ends up on the streets of NYC with today’s street art. I also have been given an outlet for my musical tastes by Alanna Heiss of PS1 fame, who now has an online art radio channel called Art On Air.org. Her program director, DJ Jennie Hopper has given me a 90 minutes show every two weeks to do what ever I want. I wanted to do the most eclectic show that anyone has ever heard here. I grew up listening to the late great John Peel and I wanted to do a mix tape type Show, that at least attempts to be as inspiring and eclectic as Peel had been.
Read the rest of the interview here.